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ERIC Number: EJ527289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Choice or Chance: Questioning Dimensions within the Idea of Community.
Longo, Bernadette
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v25 n4 p393-400 1995
Explores how ideas of harmony and coercion play out in metaphors of community. Suggests four dimensions as continua along which communities could be described: choice/chance, time/space, abstract/concrete, and affinity/proximity. Concludes that breaking up the clearly bounded, either/or approach to modeling community can better accommodate the ambiguity intuitively understood as an important part of communication. (PA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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